Welcome to the June 2020 Technique Blog Hop! I am excited to participate in my first blog hop with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Spotlighting. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Spotlighting technique.
The spotlighting technique is where you cut out a shape from a black and white stamped image or patterned paper and color only the portion that was cut out. Then, you layer that piece on a slightly larger piece and add it back to where it was cut out from.
To make this card, I started by stamping the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set across the center of a 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with Black Memento Ink. Then, I stamped the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set along the top-left and bottom-right areas (going off the edges).
Using the largest plain circle die from the Laying Circles Dies, I die cut out the sentiment with a small portion of the flowers.
I colored in the flowers only on the circle piece using the Stampin’ Blends:
- Light Flirty Flamingo
- Light Calypso Coral
- Dark Calypso Coral
- Dark Daffodil Delight
- Dark Old Olive
- Light Old Olive
- Light Soft Suede
- Dark Soft Suede
Once colored, I layered the circle onto a die cut circle from Basic Black cardstock using the largest scalloped circle die from the same set.
For the card base, I used an 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Bumblebee cardstock, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ on the long side. The Whisper White layer from above is layered on a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock, then adhered to the card front.
I added the die cut layers to the card using Dimensionals. Make sure to line up the colored images with the black and white layer it was cut from. Finally, I added a few Gilded Gems around the circle.
The spotlighting technique can also be used with our Designer Series Paper. For a couple more examples, I used the gold foil and white floral pattern from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I know it is not a black and white pattern like I had mentioned above, but it gives a similar contrast when adding the pop of color.
Instead of using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the die cut circles using other methods. A Sponge Dauber and Terracotta Tile ink pad were used for the card above. And the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen were used for the card below. There are many ways to cut and color your paper for the spotlighting technique. Use your favorite coloring method to make your own spotlighting card.
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Here’s a list of all the other demos participating in this hop in case you get lost. Check out all of their posts for more great projects.
June 2020 Technique Blog Hop Roll Call
- Nicole Mahler
- JoAnn Pollock
- Mackenzie Grimme (currently here)
- Kristie Strum
These are simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in this hop.
Beautiful cards and great explanation
I love all of these! I *almost* used the Ornate Garden DSP. :)